Rodney Barnes was selected by the Mayor and Council as Town Administrator. Mr. Barnes comes to Edmonston from civil service employment where he worked with the Department of Army, Training and Doctrine Command, G-2 Intelligence Support Activity, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas as an Administrative Officer providing expertise in budgeting, personnel and contracting. Prior to that Mr. Barnes retired after a long and successful career in Junction City, Kansas where he last served as City Manager. Mr. Barnes has a Bachelor’s degree from Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas in Business Administration. He furthered his education and attained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.
Interim Chief of Police
Elliott W. Gibson Sr.
Interim Chief Elliott W. Gibson, Sr. was selected by the Mayor and Town Council, as the Interim Chief of Police. He comes to the Town of Edmonston, after serving in law enforcement and public safety, over 40 years.
The Interim Chief began his career in law enforcement with the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), in Washington, D.C. in the mid 1970s. During his career, Interim Chief Gibson worked as a patrol officer, criminal investigator, evidence technician, patrol sergeant, Supervisory Police Training Instructor, Detective Lieutenant and Assistant Police Commander / Captain. He received numerous awards and commendations for his work in the community. The Community Policing Initiative was a key component, during his tenure as a Senior Police Administrator.